what to put in run for chickens to perch or play on?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stephenlouis, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. stephenlouis

    stephenlouis Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for pics and ideas of whats in your run for chickens to enjoy/entertain?
     
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't taken any updated photos in a while but basically, anything they can stand up on, mine love. There are a few logs in their run. I also have a few large rocks in there.

    And recently, I picked up two large cinder blocks and put a 8' long piece of 2x4 through the holes and they love to hop up there and preen, etc. I wanted something that wasn't permanent so I can move it to the sunnier side of the run in the winter, shady side in the summer, etc.
     
  3. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hee hee. My hubby made see-saws for them. Hilarious![​IMG] They go up one side and then down the other, sometimes flipping another bird off the other end.
     
  4. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love that idea! I'll have to try it when I visit my Mom for 10 days next month!
     
  5. stephenlouis

    stephenlouis Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i am interested in moveable stuff .....good ideas thx
     
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    dh told me there is a wooden ladder in the basement that belonged to whoever lived here before. He's going to bring it up so I can let it sit in the sun (if we ever see the sun again [​IMG] ) for a few days and then put it in the run for them to jump up on. Right now we only have a couple of logs in there.
     
  7. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a couple birds that enjoy roosting on electrical wire.

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  8. tbridegroom

    tbridegroom Out Of The Brooder

    I need pics of this see-saw!!!!!!!..lol
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some bamboo the other day at the coast & used it in my runs for the birds to perch on. Here's some quail enjoying their new perches. I also added it to my chickens run as well.[​IMG]
     
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  10. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am building a run at the moment its not huge but its good for the birds and they do free range when im home.

    since its about say 6*5 ish
    should i bother puting anthingin it or should i leave it bare - its a grass floor .
     

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